Alternatives to Wireshark for all platforms with any license

  • tcpdump

    tcpdump is a common packet analyzer that runs under the command line. It allows the user to intercept and display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received...

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  • netcat

    Netcat is a featured networking utility which reads and writes data across network connections, using the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed to be a reliable...

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    • Wireshark functions on the lower levels of the OSI model and its main feature is dumping all network traffic for all ports and protocols on various OSI levels. netcat is basically a network service/client system, it serves or listens on a specified port for text-based data (like cat) Guest • May 2017 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Intercepter-NG

    Intercepter-NG is a multifunctional network toolkit for various types of IT specialists. The main purpose is to recover *interesting* data from the network stream and...

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  • Nethogs

    NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs...

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  • SmartSniff

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers. You can view the TCP/IP...

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  • Ettercap

    Ettercap is a suite for man in the middle attacks on LAN. It features sniffing of live connections, content filtering on the fly and many other interesting tricks. It...

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  • CloudShark

    A web based platform that lets you view, analyze, and share packet capture files in a browser. Works in Safari for iPad and iPhone.

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  • Colasoft Capsa

    Capsa performs real-time packet capturing, 24/7 network monitoring, protocol analysis, in-depth packet decoding, and automatic expert diagnosis.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Scapy

    Scapy is a powerful interactive packet manipulation program. It is able to forge or decode packets of a wide number of protocols, send them on the wire, capture them...

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  • Netcut Defender

    Arcai.com’s NetCut-Defender, –The only one tool can 100% guaranteed success protect you and your user away from arcai.com’s netcut cut (or alike) ARP SPOOFing.

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  • Ethereal

    Ethereal® is used by network professionals around the world for troubleshooting, analysis, software and protocol development, and education. It has all of the...

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Wireshark Comments

Comment by evan
about Wireshark · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Great application. It's a bit much for mere mortals but that doesn't really matter.

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Comment by JohnFastman
about Wireshark · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Allows you to figure out who and which software is using your network. Helps detect intruders and software that spies on you.

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Comment by karlblass
about Wireshark · Mar 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

For a network guy you have to have this software. Learn to use it. It's really fun.

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Comment by Brioni1988
about Wireshark · Feb 2017 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Does what it should on all platforms. Powerful protocol decoders.

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